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From Carnival to Corpus Christi

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter assesses the relationship between Carnival and the annual Corpus Christi celebrations in late medieval and early modern Spain. Carnival has always been associated with revelry, ... More


Playing (with) the Villain: Critical Play and the Joker-as-Guide in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Kristin M. S. Bezio

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Kristin M.S. Bezio asks us to enter Arkham Asylum, more or less literally, as players of the eponymous 2009 video game produced by Rocksteady. In her analysis, Bezio carefully outlines how the Joker ... More


An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Geoff Pearson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This is an ethnographic account of English football fans who travel home and away with their team, based upon sixteen years’ participant observation. The author identifies a distinct sub-culture of ... More


Epilogue

Clarence Bernard Henry

in Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730821
eISBN:
9781604733341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730821.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on axé music and the African origins of Brazilian popular music. It explains that axé music and the African roots of Brazilian popular music are ... More


Carnival Is Woman: Party Music and the Soca Diva

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the agency of women in soca and related genres, including various controversies they confront in this performance context. As women have created a space for themselves in ... More


Helen, Heaven, and I: In Search of a Dialogue

Tania Isaac (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Dance

Tania Isaac suggests, in her writing here as in her choreography and performance pieces, an intense, complex experience of knowing her native island, St. Lucia, through its dance and its ways of ... More


Tradition Reaffirming Itself in New Forms: An Overview of Trinidad and Tobago Folk Dances

Hazel Franco (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

Hazel Franco braids the many strands of the two islands' (Trinidad and Tobago) folk dance cultures with their histories. She focuses on Afro-Trinidadian dances and their underlying African heritages ... More


Ships and Fools

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For centuries, Venice has been called the most beautiful city in the world, a title that can make one forget that not all the attractions it offers are strictly physical. After the fall of the ... More


Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's “Juego santo”

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The focus of this chapter—“Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's ‘Juego santo’”—is a little-studied poem by one of the earliest literary proponents of Afrocubanismo. This ... More


Gender, Race, Ritual, & Social Power: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Tradition

Wanda Rushing

in Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832998
eISBN:
9781469605548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895610_rushing.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the history of Carnival Memphis, which celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary in June 2006. Members of the original Carnival association organized in 1931 during the throes ... More


From Online BL Fandom to the CCTV <i>Spring Festival Gala</i>: The Transforming Power of Online Carnival

Shuyan Zhou

in Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Regarding the question of politics and play in Chinese Internet culture, this chapter re-examines particular effects of netizens’ carnival practices, as well as the complex interactions and ... More


The Season of La Guiannée

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes how the guionneurs perform La Guiannée on New Year’s Eve in Ste. Genevieve and Prairie du Rocher. The King’s Ball and the Twelfth Night Ball are also described, showing the ... More


Disguise and Mask

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter analyses the colonial disguise and its significance for the communities. Disguise and masking are integral elements to begging quest celebrations. They provide a way for participants to ... More


Pan Rising: Women and the Steelband Movement

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ways that women have contributed to the steelband movement in Trinidad and Tobago over the course of its history, and the roles that they are now playing as pannists, ... More


Conclusions

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This conclusion summarizes the book's main findings, especially the important role that women have played in the maintenance, transmission, and innovation of musical practices in Trinidad and Tobago. ... More


“Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse”: The Trinidadian Calypso to 1940

Njoroge Njoroge

in Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory, and History in the Circum-Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806895
eISBN:
9781496806932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806895.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the rise and development of calypso in Trinidad. Trinidad is a rich site to explore issues of diaspora and historical development in the Caribbean since the island has the ... More


February Festivities

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details events in February 1885. In the Woman's Department, when the weather was cold and stormy, visitors gathered in the “bright and sunny home-like library” that Julia Howe's daughter ... More


The Tumba Queen

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter tells the story of the meteoric rise of Izaline Calister, who in 2001 became won her island’s annual Tumba Carnival competition and how she has come to symbolize the unity of diversity ... More


Epilogue: Tingaling

Oonya Kempadoo

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this epilogue, award-winning Guyanese novelist and activist Oonya Kempadoo offers an evocative sketch of Trinidad’s Port of Spain, adapted from her novel All Decent Animals (2013). Kempadoo’s ... More


African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Scott Ickes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044781
eISBN:
9780813046433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044781.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

A close study of six major public religious festivals, including carnival, African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil, explores the cultural politics of regional identity in the ... More


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